MLS® ID: PADE322800
405 THAYER ROAD
SWARTHMORE, Pennsylvania, 19081 $890,000
This spectacular neoclassical beauty was built in 1929 by F. K. Worley and designed by the renowned architect, J. Linerd Conarroe as part of the Emmons Tract of Riverview Estates. Many years have passed but the enduring demeanor of this palatial home remains constant due to the current sellers~ attention to detail at every turn. The curb appeal is just the beginning of what lies inside. The pristine Oak wood floors throughout the formal rooms light the path through the entire first floor. Enhancing the dining and living areas are the custom built cabinets with attached window seats, the marble fireplace and the hand carved wood mantel that you will revisit again in the newly remodeled chefs kitchen. The kitchen~s designer, Tory Savery, made every effort to carry out the updates and renovations in such a manner as to preserve the home~s architectural integrity. In perfect tandem, the custom built cabinetry by Jeffrey Culgan displays hand carved dental molding that matches the original fireplace, Marble counters mixed with leathered Granite, Island with prep sink, all built-in appliances, 6 Burner Wolf stove with double oven, farm sink, window seats with storage and back steps. There is an exit to the custom ~mud~ room with leather granite counters and wash sink, exposed brick wall, slate floor, custom pull-out drawers and a docking station for coats, school bags etc. On the southern side of the first floor is a beautiful sun room with an exit to the backyard. The foyer still boast the original blown glass sconces and light fixtures which enhance the reception area. The powder room is newly remodeled but resembles the original with the marble floors, dental molding, ceramic tile walls and period sink. The marble floor has radiant heating. The large glass paneled doors in the foyer and family room allow natural light to flow freely. Ascend the stairway to the second floor where the large master bedroom and bath, Jack and Jill Bedrooms, with connecting bathroom and office are located. This area was originally planned as a servants quarter so therefore can still be used in this capacity as an Au pair suite or an in-law quarters with a private bedroom, sitting room, private bathroom and its own entrance from the kitchen. The third floor has two more bedrooms and a full bath. The basement is large, clean and dry with high ceilings and plenty of storage. After an energy audit by Orange Energy Solutions, the sellers made several improvements including a combination of spray foam and blown fiberglass insulations that were installed in the attic, basement and garage. Many of the original windows were retained but now feature QuantaPanel storm windows on the outside that blend in with the exterior of the home to preserve its character but increase energy saving. The house also maintains four heating zones, including three programmable thermostats. This exquisite home is situated in the most sought after neighborhood of Swarthmore and is located close to the major arteries to Philadelphia, Delaware, Phila Airport, Train and all major shopping.